FRESNO, California – A Fresno firefighter rescues a kitten barely clinging to life, and it’s all captured on his helmet camera.
The firefighter spots the kitten on the floor of a burning home. He picks it up and begins life-saving treatment.
“I looked down, and you can actually see the cat shining in the spotlight of my flashlight, and I looked back and that’s when I saw the cat and grabbed him,” said Cory Kalanick, Fresno firefighter.
The kitten is limp as Cory Kalanick picks it up and takes it outside. He grabs a mask and an oxygen tank setting the kitten on his glove to protect it from the hot asphalt.
“Wet rag to cool him down a little bit, he’s actually doing a lot better.”
Firefighters continued to pour water on him. They even used an entire tank of oxygen.
Within 15 minutes, Kalanick manages to massage life back into the tiny animal affectionally nicknamed Lucky the cat.
It was a fitting job for the ten year veteran. He’s sometimes teased for being an eco-friendly vegan.
“They raz me or give me garbage for it. It’s a pretty cool thing that we get to help a kitten out.”
Back in the neighborhood where it all happened, kids who witnessed the fire several weeks ago are shocked the kitten made it.
Kalanick hopes Lucky is still alive and well.